Valentine’s Day Oral Health: Kissing Complications

Next Tuesday is Valentine’s Day, the loveliest day of the year. It’s a wonderful time to remind loved ones how much you care about them and set aside some time for romance with your significant other. Valentine’s Day may be … Continue reading

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Why Are My Teeth Sore?

You might be familiar with a sore back, neck, or even thumb, but have your teeth ever given you the same sensation? An aching in your pearly whites can be unnerving, especially if you can’t figure out what’s causing your … Continue reading

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Veneers or Crowns: Know the Difference

There are so many dental terms that it’s easy to get them confused for each other. In recent years, two somewhat similar treatments have become increasingly popular: porcelain veneers and cosmetic dental crowns. At our Houston dental practice, Dr. Cindy Flanagan offers … Continue reading

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Translucent Teeth: What it Means When Your Enamel Is Transparent

Most of us are used to seeing firm, white teeth, so it can be unsettling if your enamel begins to look thinner and clearer. Why would your teeth become translucent? What can you do about it? Dr. Cindy Flanagan and our Houston … Continue reading

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I Burned My Tongue! Cooling Off Mouth Burns

With chillier weather outdoors, this is a great time of year to enjoy your favorite warm soups and delicious hot drinks. Escaping the cold to sip hot chocolate by the fire is one of the most satisfying parts of winter. … Continue reading

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Yellow Teeth: Causes and Treatments

As you ring in the New Year, one of your resolutions might be to have a whiter, brighter smile. After all, no one wants to have yellow, discolored teeth. This condition can be embarrassing and prevent you from smiling confidently. In … Continue reading

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Why Do My Teeth Only Hurt at Night?

It’s never fun to get a toothache, but especially not at the end of a long day, when all you want to do is relax, unwind, and get some shut-eye. Unfortunately, evening toothaches are not an uncommon occurrence. There are … Continue reading

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Where Does the Tooth Fairy Come From?

As the holidays approach, it’s a magical time of year. Of course, at our Houston dental practice, one of our most beloved fantastical figures is the Tooth Fairy. We know her as a winged creature that appears when a child … Continue reading

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Celebrate National Chocolate Covered Anything Day with a Healthy Smile

Tomorrow is officially National Chocolate Covered Anything Day! This is a fun and festive excuse to dip into your favorite chocolate-y treats. From fondue fruits to pretzels or even more zany combinations like chocolate-covered bacon, there are many scrumptious options. Keeping … Continue reading

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Oral Health in America

In America, the land of the free and the home of the brave, we have a lot to smile about. However, we aren’t free from our share of oral health issues. To attain a healthy mouth, you must first understand … Continue reading

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